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[TechRadar] Updated: 10 best gaming keyboards 2016
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Updated: 10 best gaming keyboards 2016

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/keyboards/razer-blackwidow-x-470-75.JPG" alt="Updated: 10 best gaming keyboards 2016"/><h3>Introduction</h3><p><strong>Updated:</strong> The low-profile SteelSeries Apex M800 has limboed its way into our top 10 gaming keyboards.</p><p>The keyboard may be the most unglamorous of peripherals, with its uncomfortable tendency to conjure up images of sitting in office cubicles. But if you're a mad-keen online PC gamer then finding the best keyboard is vital.</p><p>Whether you use it to control strafing in all directions in a first-person shooter, or to select from an arsenal of spells in an MMO, it's the primary tool that allows you to showcase your skills and establish an all-important reputation. So it pays to invest in the best one available.</p><p>With that in mind, we've selected the 10 best gaming keyboards available for all the different flavours of PC gamers. Whether you're a World of Warcraft ninja or an up-and-coming Counter-Strike: GO expert, and whatever your financial situation or space requirements, you should be able to find the best keyboard among this selection.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/peripherals/best-gaming-mouse-top-5-gaming-mice-reviewed-1270941">Every keyboard needs to be paired with a decent gaming mouse</a></li></ul><div><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/keyboards/corsair-K70-420-90.JPG" alt="Corsair K70" width="420"></img></div><h3>1. Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>This mechanical animal has cheetah-like speeds</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Wired | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Corsair%20K70%20RGB%20Rapidfire deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Super-responsive keys</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Beautiful RGB lighting</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Overly sensitive for typing</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Heightened keys require a wrist rest</div><p>Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire keyboard is all about speed. Featuring Cherry's new linear MX Speed Switch, its keys are highly responsive and take only a slight movement of the finger to press them down. The switch actuates at just 1.2mm, with a light actuation force of 45g. With a feeling like typing on super-sensitive Cherry MX Reds, which are a sensitive keyswitch anyway, they're not very suitable for long typing sessions. However, if you're into first-person shooters or any game that requires fast reflexes, the K65 RGB is equipped for the job. The full-length K70 RGB Rapidfire is also available in a tenkeyless version called the K65 RGB, which is easier to transport and slip into a bag to take to LAN parties. Like its larger sibling, the K70 has beautiful customizable RGB lighting.</p><p><strong>Read the full review: </strong><a href=" ">Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire</a></p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/keyboards/steelseries-apex-m800-420-90.JPG" alt="Steelseries Apex M800" width="420"></img></p><h3>2. SteelSeries Apex M800</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Keeps a low profile</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Wired | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:SteelSeries%20Apex%20M800 deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more SteelSeries Apex M800 deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Responsive, low-travel keys</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> RGB lighting</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Macro keys</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Typing takes some getting used to</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Plasticky build</div><p>Billed as the fastest keyboard in the west (and the rest of the world for that matter), the Apex M800 feels different to type on than just about every other keyboard out there. That's because of its QS1 keyswitch, which is incredibly responsive due to its 1.5mm key travel and 45cN actuation force. Its low travel and linear nature lend it a similar feel to Cherry MX Reds, only requiring less effort to strike each key. This makes the Apex M800 a great keyboard for gaming, but its membrane-like keyswitch means you'll need to take some time adjusting to it when it comes to typing - especially if you've come from a tactile keyboard with Cherry's MX switches inside. The M800's individually-lit keycaps are easy on the eye and the M800's six left-positioned macro keys help you fire off spells and switch weapons in a snap.</p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/keyboards/cherry-6-mx-420-90.JPG" alt="Cherry MX 6.0" width="420"></img></p><h3>3. Cherry MX Board 6.0</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>An all-metal affair</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Wired | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Cherry%20MX%20Board%206.0 deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more Cherry MX Board 6.0 deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Excellent typing feel</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Comfortable low profile</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Lacks extra features</div><p>Cherry's flagship MX Board 6.0 features a lower profile than other gaming keyboards like the Razer BlackWidow X Chroma, making it perfect if you prefer to type and game using a wrist rest. Cherry's MX Red switches under the keys lend the MX Board 6.0 fast response times, but because the keys are positioned fairly close together they're excellent for typing too. Housed in a solid aluminium chassis, the MX Board 6.0 certainly doesn't feel cheap and its blood-red key lighting is deliciously ominous. A mechanical keyboard that's also perfect for the office, then.</p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/keyboards/razer-blackwidow-x-420-90.JPG" alt="Razer BlackWidow X" width="420"></img></p><h3>4. Razer BlackWidow X Chroma</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Leaves its full metal jacket at home</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Wired | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Razer%20BlackWidow%20X%20Chroma deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more Razer BlackWidow X Chroma deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Solid construction</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Razer Green switches</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Custom RBG lighting profiles</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Too minimal for some</div><p>The Razer BlackWidow X is a stripped down version of the original BlackWidow. It removes the protective top plate to expose the aluminium chassis underneath, and we'd argue that it looks all the better for it. It's a heavy-duty unit that houses Razer's own Green or Orange (silent) switches under the keycaps. They feel a little like Cherry's MX Blues to type on and can display 16.8 million colors for lighting, which is fully customizable using Razer's Synapse software. Being a Chroma keyboard, you can download different developer-submitted profiles to control the RGB backlighting, with Blizzard's Overwatch profile being one of the latest and most impressive.</p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/keyboards/logitech-g810-420-90.JPG" alt="Logitech G810" width="420"></img></p><h3>5. Logitech G810</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>A minimalist gaming weapon</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Wired | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Logitech%20G810 deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more Logitech G810 deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Satisfying Romer G switches</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Minimal design</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> RGB backlighting</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> No USB pass-through ports</div><p>Logitech has followed up its Orion Spark G910 mechanical keyboard with the G810, which arrives with a refreshingly grown-up feel. Sporting Logitech's own Romer G switches, which aren't quite as squishy as Cherry's various switches, the G810 possesses a snappier feel than other gaming keyboards whether typing or gaming. Featuring smart media keys that work equally well on both Windows and OS X, Logitech's latest keyboard is a solid all-round offering. If you're fed up of the weird markings, LCD screens and strange parts that come with competing &quot;gamer-focused&quot; keyboards, the G810 might be for you.</p><p><a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/peripherals/input-devices/keyboards/logitech-g910-orion-spark-1274236/review"><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/keyboards/Divison%20Zero/X40/Division%20Zero%20X40-420-90.jpg" alt="Best gaming keyboards" width="420"></img></a></p><h3>6. Division Zero X40</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Steeled for online gaming</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Yes | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> 5</p><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Thick top covers</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Clicky or silent keys</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Side positioned macro keys</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> No volume wheel</div><p>Better known for producing some impressive professional keyboards, the X40 comes as part of Das Keyboard's new Division Zero gaming lineup. Available with clicky (or optionally silent) tactile keys, Das utilizes its own custom made Alpha-Zulu switches that have a very similar feel to Cherry MX Red keys. What's more, the X40 comes with interchangeable thick aluminum panels making this one of the strongest and most rigid keyboards around.</p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/keyboards/turtle-beach/Impact%20700/impact-700-420-90.JPG" alt="Impact 700" width="420"></img></p><h3>7. Turtle Beach Impact 700</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Premium gaming keyboard with a minimal footprint</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Wired | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Turtle%20Beach%20Impact%20700 deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more Turtle Beach Impact 700 deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Compact</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Numeric keypad</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Cherry MX Brown switches</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> No programmable keys</div><p>If you favour gaming keyboards at the more compact end of the spectrum, Turtle Beach's Impact 700 does away with a wrist-rest, and has as small a footprint as is possible for a keyboard that includes a numeric keypad and uses Cherry MX Brown keys. It does lack programmable macros, though, so lends itself more to devotees of first-person shooters – especially since it comes with spare W, A, S and D keys (along with others), and a tool that enables you to remove worn-out ones. Plus it lets you illuminate key-clusters. Not the cheapest, but worth considering by those who have a tendency to hammer their keyboards into oblivion.</p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/pc_peripherals/Logitech/G610/Logitech%20G610-1-420-90.jpg" alt="Best Gaming Keyboard" width="420"></img></p><h3>8. Logitech G610</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>An affordable, minimal route to mechanical key nirvana</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Wired | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Logitech%20G610 deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more Logitech G610 deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Tactile response</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Minimal design</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Limited white backlighting</div><p>Mechanical keyboards offer a superior tactile feel to traditional membrane models, but they're damn noisy. That's why Corsair made the Strafe RGB Silent, the first mechanical keyboard to use Cherry's MX Silent keyswitch. Featuring a dampening noise system integrated into each key, it lets you get your game on without the constant clacking of keys driving you - and people around you - insane. While the quieter switches still make a noise, the snapping sound they make upon actuation is muffled in comparison to Cherry MX Red or Brown switches. The Cherry Strafe RGB Silent is also beautiful, capable of flashing all the colours of the rainbow thanks to per-key RGB backlighting.</p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/pc_peripherals/Cooler%20Master/novatouch-tkl-420-90.JPG" alt="NovaTouch TKL" width="420"></img></p><h3>9. Cooler Master NovaTouch TKL</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Topre switches with a Cherry MX twist</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> No | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> No</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Novatouch%20TKL deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more Novatouch TKL deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Topre switch great for typing</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Cherry MX compatible keycaps</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Compact</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Bland design</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> No backlighting</div><p>Cooler Master's NovaTouch TKL is billed as a typing, rather than gaming keyboard. As such, it misses out on standard features such as backlighting and macro keys. However, it's unique in a number of departments which makes it contender, one that's also excellent for productivity work. It's the first affordable keyboard to use topre switches, which are linear in nature and elicit a satisfying clunk when you &quot;bottom out&quot; (or strike the keys all the way down). The linear topre switch is a hybrid of membrane and mechanical technology and has the same actuation force as Cherry MX Reds, so there's no tactile bump on the way down. Additionally, The NovaTouch TKL is the first topre keyboard to feature compatibility with Cherry MX keycaps, so you can chop and change with ones from your existing gaming keyboards.</p><p><img src="http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/art/keyboards/Corsair/Strafe%20RGB/corsair-strafe-RGB-420-90.JPG" alt="Strafe RGB" width="420"></img></p><h3>10. Corsair Strafe RGB Silent</h3><div class="subtitle _hawk"><p>Silent and deadly</p></div><p><strong>Interface:</strong> Wired | <strong>Keyboard backlighting:</strong> Wired | <strong>Programmable keys:</strong> Yes</p><div class="hawk-widget-insert _hawk widget_type:price model_names:Corsair%20Strafe%20RGB%20Silent deals_link: "><p><a href=" ">See more Corsair Strafe RGB Silent deals</a></p></div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Quiet switch choice</div><div class="icon icon-plus_circle _hawk"> Attractive</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> Detachable wrist rest</div><div class="icon icon-minus_circle _hawk"> No side-positioned macro keys</div><p>Mechanical keyboards offer a superior tactile feel to traditional membrane models, but they're damn noisy. That's why Corsair made the Strafe RGB Silent, the first mechanical keyboard to use Cherry's MX Silent keyswitch. Featuring a dampening noise system integrated into each key, it lets you get your game on without the constant clacking of keys driving you - and people around you - insane. While the quieter switches still make a noise, the snapping sound they make upon actuation is muffled in comparison to Cherry MX Red or Brown switches. The Cherry Strafe RGB Silent is also beautiful, capable of flashing all the colours of the rainbow thanks to per-key RGB backlighting.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/-eNGVJvatBE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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Hi...i am a new user here. As per my knowledge The Realforce RGB from Japanese company Topre brings so many innovations that it's difficult to know where to start. This is a multi-talented keyboard that feels incredible to type on thanks to its capacitive Topre keyswitches, which offer superior tactile feedback compared to Cherry MX variants.You can type for an entire day and experience minimal finger fatigure on the Realforce RGB, though you should pick up a decent wrist rest to go with it.

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Blackwidow chroma is beast



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